A rabbit explores a floral forest of towering sunflowers where fanciful birds take to the sky. This exquisite cushion cover exemplifies Mexico's Otomi tenangos — textiles covered with hand-embroidery on animals and plants drawn freehand on the fabric. Even cave art in the sierra of Mexico's Hidalgo state can come to life on these tenangos. Blue motifs contrast dramatically with off-white in a closed herringbone stitch known as the Otomi stitch that shows only the outline of the patterns on the underside. The cushion cover's reverse side is solid, with a zipper.
A colorful ceramic flower pot is covered with hand-painted motifs in the style of Talavera pottery. The rim is the characteristic cobalt blue, and an opening in the bottom permits drainage.
Designed for wall display, a wooden heart is crowned by flames in reference to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Religious images, wings, corn and milagros – body parts that have been healed through prayer — cover it. In Mexico, these silvery charms are often given to the image of Christ or a saint in gratitude for miracles performed.